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Photography exhibit is result of community collaboration :ili:i!i00i00i00ii:00,;:i!i!iiii ,!,,, 00i00i0000!i!i!iiiii"" i!iiNii, .......,......,. .... . &apos; :,:.:.:::]:?]: ::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::: A PHOTO EXHIBIT, "Capturing the Essence of the Big Stone Lake Area" was recently on display at Java Jule s Coffehouse and Bistro in Ortonville. Eric Olson of Pioneer Public TV is shown above judging the .xh ibit while ladies gather for coffee. More than 30 local photographers entered their work in the latest exhibi- tion/contest. "Capturing the essence of the Big Stone Lake Area" was the theme of the exhibit. Photographers were invited to sub- mit one special photo, that captured the essence of this place known as the Big Stone Area. They were asked to consider a photo that really speaks to them or tells a story. Entries included shots of places, activities, people, nature and captured moments zn time...past and present...countryside or small town. Big Stone Arts Council was the backbone for project design, cost sup- port and hands on creation of the dis- play. Contributions of exhibit space and media coverage were given by Java Jules Coffeehouse and Bistro and The Ortonville Independent. Serving as contest judge, Eric Olson- Executive Producer of Legacy Productions / Pioneer Public TV in Appleton, is shown in above photo considering the merits of each entry. First place award went to Kathleen Marihart of Madison for her vibrant prairie flower submission of "Yellow Tutus" which she photographed east of Ortonville. Olson stated," This photo captures the essence of the prame region; invit- ing you to enter and share in the beauty and peace which the western part of Minnesota offers." Marihart will be awarded a $25 cash prize for her winning photograh. Awards were given for first through third place and a people's choice cat- egory. Awards were given for first through third place and a people's choice category. Watch for additional award winning photos in future issues of The Ortonville Independent. YELLOW TUTUS, by photographer Kathleen Marihart of Madison, won first place in the Big Stone Lake area photo contest. SD mountain lion season set The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has approved rules that will allow hunters to harvest up to 50 mountain lions in the 2011 hunting season. The season will let hunters har- vest five mountain lions of either sex in Custer State Park. Both the statewide season and Custer State Park season will run from Jan. 1-March 31,2011. The statewide season will have a harvest limit of 45 mountain lions. The season will end early if the 45-1ion limit is met or if a limit of 30 female mountain lions is met. An unlimited number of statewide mountain lion li- censes will be available at a fee of $25. Ten licenses will available for the Custer State Park season and will be is- sued through a lottery license drawing. The season will end when the harvest limit of five mountain lions is met. The lion license fee for the Custer State Park season is $155. Although resident hunters will be able to hold both the statewide moun- tain lion license and the Custer State Park license, a hunter may only harvest one mountain lion in a season. A moun- tain lion harvested within any of the mountain lion seasons must be pre- sented to a Game Fish and Parks offi- cial within 24 hours. In Milbank W. Hwg. 12, Hitbank 432-6163 Wesest Accepting Discover. Visa g, Hastercard. Accepts bitts in bag. Truck and Car Wash Accommodates most ang tgpe of vehicte... Semi Tractor/Traiters RVs Campers Boats , Cars, etc. Ask about the Westside Truck and Car Wash debit card program, Craig and Al.l, ison DeBoer. Kerlssa. Emma and Lucas, owners Ask a Trooper By Sgt. Kathy Pederson of the Minnesota State Patrol Dear Trooper Kathy: How many tickets since primary went into effect? Trooper Kathy Says: Our goal is not to write tickets-the goal is to increase compliance to keep motorists safe. Minnesota's daytime seat belt use rate is a record-high 92 percent. The annual Office of Traffic Safety two-week observational survey was conducted August 6-19 in 37 counties and surveyed 11,313 motorists. In 2009, the belt use rate was 90 percent. In terms of belt use. a 2 percentage- point gain is significant. Surveyors are stationed at several locations across the state and record belt use. Oct. 8-Oct 28-Around 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies mobilize for a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. This is a federally funded effort. Belt violations are more than $100. Belt use rate: 1986 -- 20 percent o1996 -- 64 percent 2006 -- 83 percent 2009 -- 90 percent 2010 -- 92 percent Belt facts: During 2007-2009, (43 percent) were buckled up. Annually, 80 percent of unbelted traffic deaths occur on Greater Minnesota roads. Young motorists ages 15-29 account for nearly half of all unbelted deaths, and more than half of all unbelted serious injuries annually. Each year, more than 60 percent of the motorists killed during nighttime hours (9 p.m.-3 a.m.) are not belted. Each year, 75 percent of drinking drivers killed are also not belted. More Minnesotans than ever before are buckling their seat belts- 92 percent. This means more motorists are traveling safer and have a greater chance of surviving a crash to limit preventable tragedies on our roads. More than half of all motorist deaths are not buckled up. Our challenge is to reach those motorists - and that's why a statewide enhanced seat belt enforcement campaign is on the roads throughout October. We know enforcement coupled with education can have an impact. Without question, the primary seat belt law has helped Minnesota reach this record high rate. Awareness, education and enforcement of the primary law were the keys in changing motorist behavior to increase belt use to this 92 percent rate. The main intent of the law was to increase seat belt compliance to reduce deaths and injuries. As a result, there has been a significant reduction (seven percent) of motor vehicle occupant deaths since the law became effective. The primary law that requires drivers and all passengers, including in the back, to be buckled up. Law enforcement will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or passengers. Tickets can cost more than $100 with surcharges and fees. It's not the goal of law enforcement to write loads of tickets-enforcement of the primary law begins with you- speak up and insist your passengers are buckled up. This is important not just because it's the law but for safety- m a crash, unbelted passengers can slam into and injure or kill others in a vehicle. Remember-wear the belt correctly: belts should be low and snug across the hips; shoulder straps should never be tucked under an arm or behind the back. It is the norm for states to have a spike in belt citations after the passage of primary, then, as belt use compliance increases, we expect fewer citations. Our goal is not to write tickets-the goal is to increase compliance to keep motorists safe. If you have any questions regarding traffic safety and/or traffic laws, please email her at kathy.pederson@ Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events, which involve law enforcement. ( CheCk out our web site at ) BuV 1 Get I FRFFI --"" i -- "16| --< THAN A LANE SALE v-x/V " " LANE RECLINERS. N get rte f;gt t2tgh rv:;lweh r O When you buy one of these quality Lane recliners, we La[l..e will give you a second matching recliner for free. It's time to upgrade Dad's old HONE FURNISHINGS recliner to a much more stylish and comfortable lane recliner. Hurry in today because this special offer will not last long. Mon.-Fri. IWCo 9am-S'.30pm Sat. 9am-4prn   APPLIANCE. 11/. FURNITURE. FLOORING Milbank, SD 223 E. 4th Ave. 605-432-6491 1-800-435-2612 Barb Terry Galen Shane Bob Vickie 2:30 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 27 Holy Trinity Hospital Conference Room Come Celebrate 65 Years of Caring for Our Community. Several past and present Sisters will be available to visit with as we celebrate 65 years of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters" hard work and dedication to the people of our communities. Refreshments will be Served Page 8b  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010